Methodist University Hospital Construction Update
Portion of Eastmoreland Ave. Closed/Parking Plaza Opens January 9
Memphis, Tennessee – Eastmoreland Avenue just west of the entrance to the Methodist University Hospital (MUH) Parking Plaza to South Bellevue Boulevard is closed until the completion of the hospital’s $280 million modernization project. When construction is finished in December 2018, that portion of Eastmoreland will reopen as a private drive as part of the Methodist University Hospital campus.
The MUH Parking Plaza will open on January 9, 2017. It will add an additional 100 parking spaces to the campus bringing the total number of parking spaces to 700.
Currently, hospital patient parking is accessible through an entrance facing S. Bellevue Blvd. Overflow patient parking is directed to the Associate garage directly across the street from the current hospital patient parking lot at the corner of Eastmoreland and South Bellevue Boulevard.
The $280 million plan will add 440,000 square feet to the hospital’s campus and will remove 240,000 square feet with the demolition of the Crews Building. A new nine-story tower will be constructed above the emergency department extending above and over Eastmoreland. Methodist will also invest in state-of-the-art equipment, elevating health care with the most advanced technology available.
The high priority services offered at MUH are spread across the campus, which spans six blocks. The modernization project will restructure the campus and centralize clinical services, creating a patient-and-family-centered care environment that is easily accessible and easy to navigate.
- Transplant services will be consolidated on two floors in the tower.
- West Cancer Center’s Union Avenue clinic will be consolidated in the tower along with hospital-based inpatient and surgical services creating one comprehensive cancer center.
- Outpatient care will be consolidated in the new tower, making these services easily accessible from the parking plaza that will connect directly to the tower.
As the major academic campus and primary teaching hospital of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Methodist University Hospital trains the next generation of medical professionals and brings robust research and innovative treatment options to local patients.
For the latest construction updates and to watch the construction live feed, visit methodisthealth.org/muhconstruction.